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Tobacco is responsible for killing 12% of adults over 30 years

Data is the first study with more accurate calculations about the addiction that kills more than HIV, tuberculosis and malaria together

 
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A study by the World Health Organization (WHO) is warning against the lethal effects of tobacco use. The agency calculates that deaths linked directly to the product exceed 5 million. Moreover, secondhand smoke kills 600,000 people each year. According to WHO, tobacco kills more than HIV, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

The study, released on Thursday (15), is the first with more precise calculations about the risks of tobacco. About 12% of adult deaths, with more than 30 years, are caused by the product. The largest proportion of deaths occurs in the Americas and Europe, regions that make tobacco use more time.

In the United States, the report of the National Institutes of heatlh reveals that 2.5 million people who died of lung cancer related to smoking between 1975 and 2000, could have survived if more stringent measures to control tobacco were in force. The same document reports that more than 800,000 lives were saved in the same period, according to anti-smoking initiatives and programs that have reduced tobacco use.

According to researcher Robert Croyle, these results provide a convincing illustration of the devastating impact of tobacco use and the enormous benefits of reducing smoking rates.

Source: Isaude.net
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